The plant is annual and glabrous with slender and smooth stems. It leaves have a round outline and are 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long. The lobes are acute, lanceolate, almost elliptic and are measured to be 3–8 centimetres (1.2–3.1 in) long and 1–4 centimetres (0.39–1.57 in) wide. It have a 2–7 centimetres (0.79–2.76 in) long petiole while its peduncle is 2.5–7 centimetres (0.98–2.76 in) long with 1-7 flowers on them. Pedicels are 1 centimetre (0.39 in) long and woody with smooth and obtuse sepals that are 6–12 millimetres (0.24–0.47 in) long and 5–8 millimetres (0.20–0.31 in) wide. Corolla is funnel-shaped, yellow in colour with a purple center, have a narrow tube, and is 5–10 centimetres (2.0–3.9 in) long. Its capsule is globose and is 6–11 millimetres (0.24–0.43 in) long with the seeds are sized 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter and are brown in colour.
- J.P. Roux (2003). "Ipomoea tuberculata".
- B. Verdcourt (1963). "Ipomoea tuberculata Ker-Gawl. [family CONVOLVULACEAE]". Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1.
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